David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had traditional training. David has produced several characters that have developed into highly popular series. He has been called 'Master of the modern fable'. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Elmer is now published in more than 20 languages, including ten by Milet.
PreS‘These books feature a colorful patchwork elephant in their title subjects. Elmer's winsome personality shines through as he romps with a variety of wild animals from all over the world‘polar bears and leopards, elephants and kangaroos‘in this jungle fantasyland. Elmer's Friends, the most sophisticated of the four, leaves readers with the message that we can be different and still get along. The other texts are fairly generic, according to the concept depicted; most of the illustrations, done in bold, textured paints, are appealing and will encourage responses from toddlers. Solid choices for the board-book set.‘Linda Wicher, Highland Park Public Library, IL
'A welcome addition to early years resources, for monolingual and bilingual teachers alike, as they provide opportunities for lots of discussion in and about a variety of languages.' Books for Keeps